Graduate School
Boston University School of Medicine (1997)
Other Post Graduate Training
Boston University School of Medicine (1997)
Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine (2001)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2002), Internal Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2006), Radiation Oncology

Research Interest

  • Combined modality therapy for breast cancer
  • Locally advanced and inflammatory breast cancer
  • Mitigation of normal tissue injury from radiation therapy
  • Optimizing advanced technology utilization for radiation therapy
  • Use of aspirin in locally advanced cancer


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Emphasis on Repair, Not Just Avoidance of Injury, Facilitates Prudent Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy.
Kim DWN, Medin PM, Timmerman RD Semin Radiat Oncol 2017 Oct 27 4 378-392
Dosimetric comparison of rectal-sparing capabilities of rectal balloon vs injectable spacer gel in stereotactic body radiation therapy for prostate cancer: lessons learned from prospective trials.
Jones RT, Hassan Rezaeian N, Desai NB, Lotan Y, Jia X, Hannan R, Kim DWN, Hornberger B, Dubas J, Laine AM, Zelefsky MJ, Timmerman RD, Folkert MR Med Dosim 2017 Jul
Carbon Ion Radiotherapy: A Review of Clinical Experiences and Preclinical Research, with an Emphasis on DNA Damage/Repair.
Mohamad O, Sishc BJ, Saha J, Pompos A, Rahimi A, Story MD, Davis AJ, Kim DWN Cancers (Basel) 2017 Jun 9 6
Safety and Efficacy of Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy for Renal Cell Carcinoma Extracranial Metastases.
Wang CJ, Christie A, Lin MH, Jung M, Weix D, Huelsmann L, Kuhn K, Meyer J, Desai N, Kim DWN, Pedrosa I, Margulis V, Cadeddu J, Sagalowsky A, Gahan J, Laine A, Xie XJ, Choy H, Brugarolas J, Timmerman R, Hannan R Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2017 May 98 1 91-100
Constructing a Clinicopathologic Prognostic Model for a Triple Negative Breast Cancer Population
Kimberly Thomas, MD, MSc; Jean Shiao, BS; Roshni Rao, MD; Abu Minhajuddin, PhD; Ann Spangler, MD, MACM; Marilyn Leitch, MD; Rachel Wooldridge, MD; Aeisha Rivers MD; Barbara Haley; MD, DW; Nathan Kim, MD, PhD; and Asal Rahimi, MD, MS Am J Hematol Oncol 2017 13 1 11-21
Aspirin/antiplatelet agent use improves disease-free survival and reduces the risk of distant metastases in Stage II and III triple-negative breast cancer patients.
Shiao J, Thomas KM, Rahimi AS, Rao R, Yan J, Xie XJ, DaSilva M, Spangler A, Leitch M, Wooldridge R, Rivers A, Farr D, Haley B, Kim DW Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2016 Dec
Early and multiple PSA bounces can occur following high-dose prostate stereotactic body radiation therapy: Subset analysis of a phase 1/2 trial.
Kim DN, Straka C, Cho LC, Lotan Y, Yan J, Kavanagh B, Raben D, Cooley S, Brindle J, Xie XJ, Pistenmaa D, Timmerman R Pract Radiat Oncol 2016 Jun
Stereotactic body radiation therapy for low and intermediate risk prostate cancer-Results from a multi-institutional clinical trial.
Hannan R, Tumati V, Xie XJ, Cho LC, Kavanagh BD, Brindle J, Raben D, Nanda A, Cooley S, Kim DW, Pistenmaa D, Lotan Y, Timmerman R Eur. J. Cancer 2016 May 59 142-51
Solitary recurrence of castration-resistant prostate cancer with low or undetectable levels of prostate specific antigen salvaged with local ablative radiation therapy: A case report.
Wang CJ, Ying J, Kapur P, Wohlfeld B, Roehrborn C, Kim DW Oncol Lett 2016 Jan 11 1 713-716
Review of evolving etiologies, implications and treatment strategies for the superior vena cava syndrome.
Straka C, Ying J, Kong FM, Willey CD, Kaminski J, Kim DW Springerplus 2016 5 229


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Principles of Radiation Oncology. In CANCER: Principles and Practice of Oncology Review

Choy H, Kim DWN (2012). Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Basics of chemotherapy, irradiation interaction. In Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology, 6th Edition

Kim DW, Story D, Choy H (2013). Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Honors & Awards

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Radiation Oncology
  • AACR AFLAC Scholars in Training Award
  • RSNA Resident Trainee Award and Travel Grant
  • ABR Holman Pathway Research Award
    RSNA (2004)
  • ASTRO Basic Science Travel Grant
  • Sidney Cooperband Award
    Boston University School of Medicine (2001)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology